General Information

Patient Access

You can now book an appointment with your GP online.Please ask at reception for details

You can now order your prescription online or view your medical records.

Please ask at reception for details

HEALTH CHECKS

If you are aged between 40 and 74 years of age, and don't suffer from a chronic disease, you are entitled to a free health check. Please ask at Reception for details

GET THE RIGHT TREATMENT

Every year, millions of us visit our GP with  minor health problems that can easily be resolved without a GP appointment.
 

There are an estimated 50 million visits to the GP annually, that could be avoided by visiting your local pharmacy instead- for conditions suchs as coughs, colds, athletes foot.By visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.

Self care

Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you  to treat many minor ailments such as coughs, colds, indigestion and many other minor ailments.These can all be treated at home with medicines which are available over the counter.

Your pharmacist can advise you on what you may find useful to keep in your medicine cabinet. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label and consult your GP if the illness continues or becomes more severe.

Your local Pharmacist

Pharmacists offer free professional advice at any time. you do not have to make an appointment. They can give you expert help on minor illnesses, such as- coughs, colds and aches and pains.They can answer questions on  over the counter medicines.They can also advise on obesity, healthy eating and giving up smoking.

Some pharmacies have a private area where you can discuss matters confidentially.They may advise that you make a GP appointment for more serious symptoms.

 

 

Summary Care Record

All patients registered with a GP in England have a summary care record (SCR) This includes basic information such as Medication you are taking, Your allergies or any bad reactions you may have had to any medicines. Also your name, address and date of birth.

When you first register here we will give you a form asking if you want a summary care record or not.

If you do not want this information recorded you can tell our receptionists and they will remove it .

Only authorised professional staff can see this information and they need to be involved in your direct care.They will ask your permission to view it unless you are unconscious or if you are unable to communicate and would only do so if it was in your best interest.

Your GP or Nurse may ask if you would like additional information added to your SCR, which would include immunisations, significant medical history or particular care needs.

Please ask at reception if you would like any more information.

HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR ADDRESS?

Please notify us as soon as possible after changing your phone number or address.It is important that we have your up to date contact details.Just call into reception and complete a form.

 

CANCER CARE CHAMPION

You are welcome to call into the surgery for advice, support and information where our non clinical Cancer Care Champion, Kay Dwyer, will be happy to supply you with relevant help and advice. You will also be able to help yourself to the many MacMillan leaflets we have on display.